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Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of children and teens?

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 10(3):32-36, June/July 2014.

How do video games affect the developing brain? Researchers and gamers discuss the addictive qualities of video games and how they may alter the structure of young brains—often, for worse. Neurologists also provide tips and warning signs for parents to reduce their child's risk for video game addiction.

Too Rare for Research? People with rare diseases often experience significant delays in diagnosis and access to few, if any, treatment options.

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 8(2):29-33, April/May 2012.

An estimated 6,000 to 7,000 rare diseases—many of them neurologic—collectively impact nearly 25 million Americans. People with rare diseases often face greater difficulties than people with common diseases in locating experts, receiving an accurate diagnosis, and finding treatment options. Here, we explore the ways that people with rare diseases are pushing for more research and better treatments.

Relief At Last: For years, untreated migraines threatened actress Bellamy Young's career and well-being. She hopes that by sharing her story she can spare others a similar fate.

Bolster, Mary; Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now . 12(6):32-35, December/January 2016.

For many years, untreated migraines threatened actress Bellamy Young's career and well-being. She hopes that by sharing her story she can spare others a similar fate.

Stronger After Stroke: Fifty years ago, doctors and researchers thought recovery from stroke was limited. Today, they know that survivors have a lot more control over their own...

Shaw, Gina

Neurology Now . 12(5):32-37, October/November 2016.

Fifty years ago, doctors and researchers thought recovery from stroke was limited. Today, they know that survivors have a lot more control over their own recovery. Here's how to ensure the best possible outcome.

Shining A Light: Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes she and her family made in caring for...

Bolster, Mary; Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now . 12(5):24-27, October/November 2016.

Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley wants to help other families dealing with primary progressive aphasia avoid the mistakes her family made in caring for her mother

Having His Say: Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. Now that surgery has restored his voice, he speaks up for others with...

Roberts-Grey, Gina

Neurology Now . 12(4):26-29, August/September 2016.

Spasmodic dysphonia rendered Dilbert creator Scott Adams nearly speechless for three years. After surgery restored his voice, he began speaking up for others with the disorder.

Weighty Matters: Obesity has been linked to neurologic problems such as migraine, dementia, and sleep apnea. Our experts review the evidence and offer advice for getting weight...

Colino, Stacey

Neurology Now . 12(1):36-45, February/March 2016.

Obesity has been linked to neurologic disorders such as migraine, dementia, and sleep apnea. Our experts review the evidence and offer advice for getting weight under control.

Living With Pain

Paturel, Amy

Neurology Now . 9(2):26-30, April-May 2013.

People with neurologic disorders often experience daily, unremitting pain. In fact, as many as 50 percent have considered suicide as an escape. But with appropriate treatment, patients are able to rediscover hope. Here, we profile two individuals who overcame suicidal thoughts and learned to live with their chronic pain.

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